2019 is quickly approaching and this time of year we see a lot of trend forecasting happening. One of those trends is colour! Many paints companies release their colours of the year and what they think will be a popular shade based on previous seasons and upcoming trends. Today I'm showing you five colours and how you can use each colour to transform your home!
1. pantone: LIving Coral
Pantone is the leading source when it comes to colour and forecasting trends. They have a long history of releasing colours of the year and they don't miss the mark. This year is Living Coral, a vibrant hue with a golden undertone. I think Pantone is spot-on with this colour and I know we are going to see it everywhere, from fashion, to beauty, to home decor.
I can see this colour easily working well as an accent wall in a bedroom, as accent pillows and throws, a statement art piece, or tile for a kitchen or bathroom.
I wasn't expecting Living Coral to THE colour of the year, but it really has grown on me and I can't wait to see how other designers incorporate this unconventional colour into interior design!
2. benjamin moore: metropolitan
Benjamin Moore released their colour a while ago and this shade is so perfect! I love how they went with a soft neutral that is easier to pull off. I love this simple, sophisticated shade! This is probably my favourite colour of the year for 2019. This light gray would be perfect for an easy wall colour throught out a home, painted furniture, or the perfect fabric colour for a couch. This shade has a traditional feel, but I love how Benjamin Moore has highlighted this shade and made it modern. I think this will definitely be my new go-to gray!
3. Sherwin-williams: cavern clay
This warm toned terra-cotta shade is Sherwin-Williams' colour of the year. This colour is both a nod to the mid-century modern style and the American southwest. It is a very earthy tone that is not taken too seriously. I love the organic and natural feel and I think this is perfect for 2019. There has been a huge focus recently on incorporating natural textures and eco-friendly products into design, Cavern Clay is such a great addition to this timeless trend. This colour has some brown and orange undertones, but it acts as a great neutral. I would love to see this shade on cabinetry, front doors, and exteriors! I love how this mimics a natural environment and it paris beautifully with leather too!
4. Behr: Blueprint
Blue is a colour that you can't go wrong with at all. I love how Blueprint has some gray tones and is a more muted blue with less vibrancy. Behr's take on this shade is that just like architects use blueprints it is a great starting point for creativity and design. This would be the perfect colour for cabinetry, a bathroom or accent wall, or some home decor to easily rejuvenate a space. Blue is liked among many and I think Behr is not wrong to choose such a pretty shade for their colour of the year. I am in love with this shade and can't wait to see it get used!
5. pittsburgh paints: night watch
This deep bottle green shade was my original prediction for Pantone's colour of the year! I was slightly disappointed when I found out it wasn't. This shade is rich and luxurious for an interior because of it's dark hue. The overall feel is to create a relaxing and restorative environment with this shade of green.
I am not a huge fan of the colour green in general, but these darker shades have a more mature and sophisticated feel. I love how beautiful this would look in a bedroom, as upholstery on a couch or club chair, or as a beautiful exterior accent on shutters and doors. Easily another one of my favourite shades from this post!
Thanks for taking the time to read this blog post. If you’re interested in working with me you can get started right here. I would be happy to work with you on creating the space of your dreams! Be sure to follow Schinkel House of Design on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook for more inspiring and insightful content.